Scammony

 Scammony

Scammony is a drastic purgative, generally acting quickly and powerfully; sometimes producing nausea, and even vomiting, and being very apt to gripe.

It is used internally , to produce watery evacuations in dropsy, to remove intestinal worms, and correct the slimy motions of children.

Dose , of the powder , from five to sixteen grains, given in liquorice water, treacle, or honey; of the confection , from twenty to thirty grains.

Caution.—Do not give it in an irritable or inflamed state of the bowels.